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The Resource The ugly Renaissance : sex, greed, violence and depravity in an age of beauty, Alexander Lee

The ugly Renaissance : sex, greed, violence and depravity in an age of beauty, Alexander Lee

Label
The ugly Renaissance : sex, greed, violence and depravity in an age of beauty
Title
The ugly Renaissance
Title remainder
sex, greed, violence and depravity in an age of beauty
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Lee
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A fascinating and counterintuitive portrait of the sordid, hidden world behind the dazzling artwork of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and others . . . Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic innovation, the Renaissance is cloaked in a unique aura of beauty and brilliance. Its very name conjures up awe-inspiring images of an age of lofty ideals in which life imitated the fantastic artworks for which it has become famous. But behind the vast explosion of new art and culture lurked a seamy, vicious world of power politics, perversity, and corruption that has more in common with the present day than anyone dares to admit. In this lively and meticulously researched portrait, Renaissance scholar Alexander Lee illuminates the dark and titillating contradictions that were hidden beneath the surface of the period's best-known artworks
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
945.05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The ugly Renaissance : sex, greed, violence and depravity in an age of beauty, Alexander Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Between heaven and earth -- The world of the Renaissance artist -- Michelangelo's nose -- In Peter's shadow -- What David saw -- The workshop of the world -- Michelangelo in love -- The world of the Renaissance patron -- The art of power -- The men with the Midas touch -- Mercenaries and madmen -- The unholy city -- The Renaissance and the world -- Filippo and the pirates -- Salomone's crime -- The rising crescent -- Of human bondage -- Brave new worlds
Control code
lbx00097952
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xii, 433 pages
Isbn
9780385536592
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) LApr00953470
  • LApr00953470
Label
The ugly Renaissance : sex, greed, violence and depravity in an age of beauty, Alexander Lee
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Between heaven and earth -- The world of the Renaissance artist -- Michelangelo's nose -- In Peter's shadow -- What David saw -- The workshop of the world -- Michelangelo in love -- The world of the Renaissance patron -- The art of power -- The men with the Midas touch -- Mercenaries and madmen -- The unholy city -- The Renaissance and the world -- Filippo and the pirates -- Salomone's crime -- The rising crescent -- Of human bondage -- Brave new worlds
Control code
lbx00097952
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xii, 433 pages
Isbn
9780385536592
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) LApr00953470
  • LApr00953470

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